Switzerland implements the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Switzerland’s Country Report 2018
This voluntary national report shows the current stand of implementation of the 2030 Agenda by Switzerland at national and international level.
Switzerland’s initial steps towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides an important reference framework for Switzerland.
In its Sustainable Development Strategy, the Federal Council sets out the areas on which its sustainability policy will focus.
As part of the programme of cooperation between Switzerland and the Czech Republic, a Czech delegation visited Switzerland on a study trip.
The guidelines for sustainable development policy are rooted in the Swiss Federal Constitution1, Arts. 2, 54, 73) as well as in important international sustainable development reference documents issued by the United Nations2 and the OECD.
The present publication provides an overview of the concept of sustainable development and how it is being implemented in Switzerland. It is intended to be used as a guide to this complex field.
The Federal Council adopted its new Sustainable Development Strategy. The Strategy now forms part of the Federal Council's legislative planning. It is designed to ensure continuity, and also contains a revised Action Plan.
The Pocket Statistics 2009 shows by means of a series of indicators where Switzerland finds itself on the path towards sustainable development. The indicators stem from the system of indicators to monitor sustainable development in Switzerland (MONET), which serves as an information basis for the general public and policy makers.
Issued by the two host nations, Austria and Switzerland, in cooperation with Euro 2008 SA along with the eight host cities: Basle, Berne, Geneva, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich.
Since 1997, the Federal Council has operated a Sustainable Development Strategy as the basis for implementing its constitutional task of sustainable development in Switzerland.
Switzerland’s ecological footprint currently measures 4,7 global hectares per capita. Our country’s biocapacity, however, is a mere 1.6 global hectares per capita.
Since June 2004, the ARE has also been involved in a European network of national agencies responsible for promoting local initiatives – the European Local Action 21 Roundtable – founded at the Fourth European Conference of Sustainable Cities and Towns in Aalborg (Aalborg+10).
The slogan “Think globally, act locally” is eminently applicable: Each public authority develops its own process, which takes account of the area’s own particular geographical, cultural, political, economic, social and environmental circumstances.